Korea and Peru meet again after 23 years


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Korea and Peru meet Saturday in Ostrowiec for the first time in almost a quarter of a century, after their two previous FIVB World Grand Prix encounters in 1994. Korea won both of their matches that year and lead the series 2-0.

• This is the third World Grand Prix meeting between these nations. Korea have won both previous meetings, both were played in 1994.
• After these two victories against Peru in 1994, Korea have played 20 World Grand Prix matches against South American nations, winning three and losing 17.
• Peru have played seven World Grand Prix matches against Asian teams, losing the first five, winning the last two.

• Korea have won three of their first four World Grand Prix matches in 2017. The last time they achieved this was in 2003, when they also won their fifth match.
• Korea could win three World Grand Prix matches in a row for the first time since winning four straight in 2011.
• Korea have now won four of their last five World Grand Prix matches, as many as in their 19 matches prior to this run.
• Three Korean players reached double figures in scoring against Argentina on Friday: Kim Yeon Koung (16), Park Jeongah (16) and Yang Hyo Jin (10).

• After winning the first two matches in the World Grand Prix, Peru lost the following two for a 2-2 record.
• Peru have won at least one set in each of their last 16 World Grand Prix matches, their longest ever streak in the competition.
• Peru lost to Poland on Friday in a tense battle – set three and four went to Poland with a 27-25 score. Carla Rueda was the top scorer in this match with 23 total points.


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